FJs for the 5/14/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/14/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:48 pm

In "Gone With the Wind", Rhett Butler says this city named for a monarch "is the South, only intensified"
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58%
Of the 6 official U.N. languages, it's the one that is written in a cursive form only
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77%
Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this, called “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine”
57
45%
Adding “P” to a word for a chronic back condition gets you this synonym for graphite or pencil lead
37
29%
230 miles long, it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics
111
87%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
8
6%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
I NEED A VACATION! $800: No more hot sauce for me after sampling the fare in Cayenne, capital of this French territory
75
59%
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS $1000: "The Thin Man" by this author is about a former detective & his rich wife solving a murder amid high society
70
55%
CITY OF THE NOVEL $1600: “Fifty Shades of Grey” & “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
47
37%
Charlotte was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
20
16%
I got the Trojan Horse right more from the names Ulysses & Menelaus.
37
29%
I got the Trojan Horse right more from making a pine to wood connection.
12
9%
I got plumbago even though the word was not something I recalled seeing previously.
28
22%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue by guessing "psciatica", "pscoliosis" or adding a P in front of some other condition.
31
24%
BIG MOUTH $1200: The basking variety of this creature can grow to 50 feet long & open its mouth a yard wide - I would have been correct with shark.
45
35%
 
Total votes: 127

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FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 19, 2018 7:48 pm

5/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CITIES IN LITERATURE
 
5/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In "Gone With the Wind", Rhett Butler says this city named for a monarch "is the South, only intensified"
 
5/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.N. LANGUAGES
 
5/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 6 official U.N. languages, it's the one that is written in a cursive form only
 
5/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MYTHOLOGY

5/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this, called “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine”

5/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SCHOOL SUPPLY WORDS

5/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Adding “P” to a word for a chronic back condition gets you this synonym for graphite or pencil lead
 
5/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

5/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
230 miles long, it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Charleston
Arabic
Trojan Horse
plumbago
Mason-Dixon line
 
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 0-3-1-0-2 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have two triple stumpers and a missed Daily Double.
 
I NEED A VACATION! $800: No more hot sauce for me after sampling the fare in Cayenne, capital of this French territory
 
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS $1000: "The Thin Man" by this author is about a former detective & his rich wife solving a murder amid high society
 
CITY OF THE NOVEL $1600: “Fifty Shades of Grey” & “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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French Guiana
Dashiell Hammett
Seattle

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 19, 2018 7:50 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Charlotte
mausoleum
put a P in front of lumbago without realizing I had seen the correct word in previous J! clues.
No guess on the shark clue and probably if DD would have said snake

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat May 19, 2018 7:54 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

I could've checked the penultimate box, but you had to say "in front of" rather than "to".

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Post by DBear » Sat May 19, 2018 7:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:
I got Trojan Horse from both sides, so no vote.
NHO plumbago before the FJ, total WAG.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat May 19, 2018 7:58 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Ulysses + Menelaus -> Trojan war -> Trojan horse (barely)
p + lumbago = plumbago as a complete WAG
basking shark, which I had never heard of before it came up on a different trivia program a week or so ago

A rare perfecto to make up for a terrible first week.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Saturnalia » Sat May 19, 2018 8:12 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :( :(

Psciatica.

As far as the extra clues: I said Graham Greene (was thinking of The Third Man) and London. Would have guessed "basking python."

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat May 19, 2018 8:16 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by IronNeck » Sat May 19, 2018 8:24 pm

Finished an uninspiring 50% for the tournament. Also been a while since I missed a FJ that polled over 90%. Oh well.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat May 19, 2018 8:28 pm

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Volante » Sat May 19, 2018 9:09 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Mon - (null) I felt I was getting close but maybe another couple minutes...on a clock that runs slow...
Wed - (null) kept trying to remember Ithaca
Thu - (null) though pscoliosis did cross my mind.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat May 19, 2018 9:21 pm

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'm giving myself credit for plombago.
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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Lefty » Sat May 19, 2018 9:40 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Don't know if I'd have guessed shark. Most likely wouldn't have rung in.

I clicked "yes" on the psiataca survey, though I actually said sciatacap after flirting with phump and phunch. Lumbago I knew only as an early misdiagnosis of Lou Gehrig's ALS.
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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Plactus » Sat May 19, 2018 9:41 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

Pscoliosis to have something.
Lost the Chandler/Hammett coin flip.

Got Trojan Horse by focusing more on Ulysses and Menelaus. Until it clicked, I thought “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine” referred to them.

No clue on basking shark.

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Post by Leander » Sat May 19, 2018 9:42 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No guess Thursday. Have heard of lumbago, but it never would have come to mind.

Got Trojan Horse from Menelaus.

Got basking shark.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by boson » Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm

I got plumbum for lead and lumbar for part of the back, but didn't know plumbago. Plumbar ain't right.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by davey » Sat May 19, 2018 10:04 pm

:( :oops: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
A tough but rewarding tournament. Not a fan of some of these FJs, obviously... :roll:

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Post by dinghammer » Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :(

It started out so well. Menelaus helped me more than the rest.

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Post by 9021amyers » Sun May 20, 2018 9:59 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The Trojan Horse wasn’t coming to me on Wednesday; I guessed Mt. Olympus. (P)Lumbago did cross my mind during the think music on Thursday, and I immediately dismissed it as a made-up word. Clammed on the shark.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun May 20, 2018 1:20 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Felt very silly about missing Trojan Horse; my forehead is still sore from the smack. Total WAG on plumbago and was surprised it was correct.

Interesting that as of this moment, "plumbago" and "Fifty Shades of Gray" are polling exactly the same. Guess our pencils come in only one shade.
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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The Thin Man series is being featured on TCM on Wednesday. The quality goes down hill after the first two, but since the original shows up about once a year, it might be worth watching for anyone unfamiliar with it. It's also a charming movie with the bonus of one of the better on-screen couples of all time. (And Asta shows up as a clue in his own right with some regularity).

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